Rele hosts Yinka Fisher at inaugural “Art Appreciation Programme”

On Thursday June 9th, 2022 Rele art gallery hosted the first in it’s planned series of Art Appreciation Programmes at their new space in Ikoyi.

Featuring 13 works on loan from The Yinka Fisher collection, the 13 guests who had paid N25,009 each sat for over two hours of conversations and interactions with the collector. The works ran the gamut from the old to the contemporary and included a Yusuf Grillo, an Uche Okeke, a Ben Enwonwu, an Akinola lasekan, a joy Labinjo and Wura Ogunji amongst others.

Mr. Yinka Fisher and Adenrele Sonariwo in conversation

Adenrele Sonariwo, director and Founder at rele handled the proceedings as moderator in a convivial evening lubricated by fine wine and victuals.

Responding to a question Mr. Fisher who owns over 500 works collected over 45 years described his art of collecting “as organic” while noting that he does not buy with a focus on value appreciation.

Each guest went home with a goodie bag and a copy of the 2020 coffee table book; “forart’ssake”: A Slection from The Yinka Fisher Collection which has Jess Castellote listed as Coordinating Editor.

Guests at the event


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